ALMOST 600 notes of interest have been submitted by community organisations in Glasgow, during these last two years, to take over the running of a local community or cultural asset belonging to the local authority.
Since the 2021 launch of People Make Glasgow Communities, 14 projects have already reached the so-called ‘development phase’, with eight of them already up and running and the remaining six “working with council officers on funding applications and legal agreements”.
Many of the projects that have attracted notes of interest (the exact number is 585) are sports or education-related.
Says the city council, here: “Organisations involved in activities from sports to growing food and transforming greenspace, through to providing childcare and supporting financial and personal wellbeing, have all explored what PMGC can do for them and their communities.
“Notable examples of the success of PMGC include Park Villa at Glasgow Club Drumoyne [pictured], South Seeds at The Old Queen’s Park Changing Rooms, St Paul’s Youth Project at Molendinar Community Centre, and Newlands Park Tennis Courts.”
Picture credit: Glasgow City Council
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